Newsletter 414


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]One More Thing...
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nivOos

MG Siegler | TechCrunch | 26 August 2011

Super piece on timing of Jobs's resignation. Lovely tribute with an
  interesting angle on his claim that "Apple’s brightest and most innovative
  days are ahead of it”. Has he left Tim Cook a new range of magical products
  to launch? [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-more-thing

[7]Dr King Weeps From His Grave
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qQFXQM

Cornel West | NYT | 26 August 2011

"The age of Obama has fallen tragically short of fulfilling King’s prophetic
  legacy." No radical democratic vision or standing up for the poor, rather
  record profits for Wall Street and giant budget cuts inflicted on the
  vulnerable [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dr-king-weeps-his-grave

[9]An American Drug Lord in Acapulco
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nIqr0z

Vanessa Grigoriadis & Mary Cuddehe | Rolling Stone | 25 August 2011

The story of Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal: Middle-class jock from
  suburban Texas who rose to the top of one of Mexico's most powerful drug
  cartels. Only US citizen on state department list of targeted drug barons
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/american-drug-lord-acapulco

[11]Why The Palestinians Can’t Recognize The Jewish State
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nrrUDE

Ahmad Samih Khalidi | Mondoweiss | 24 August 2011

It's a simple question, asked repeatedly of Palestinian leaders by Benjamin
  Netanyahu. You may think it sounds reasonable. You may also think he keeps
  asking it because he knows the Palestinians can't say "yes". Here's why not
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-palestinians-can’t-recognize-jewish-state

[13]Held Hostage
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pBOQeo

Aaron Greenspan | Think Computer | 15 August 2011

On the Kafkaesque regulation of payments companies in America. Academic
  paper. Sub-title gets point across neatly: "How the Banking Sector Has
  Distorted Financial Regulation and Destroyed Technological Progress"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/held-hostage

[15]How Hard Is It To Get A Cartoon Into The New Yorker?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/o0likr

James Sturm | Slate | 25 August 2011

It's hard. Cartoonists queue up each Tuesday morning to make their pitches
  to Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor. Rejection is the norm. You have to have the
  sensibility. You have to be distinctive. Not enough to have even a good gag
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-hard-it-get-cartoon-new-yorker

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Misha Glenny on Cyber Security
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

There's an unseen, mostly unacknowledged cyber war going on. The author of
  _Dark Market_ tells us who's involved, how far it spreads and what could
  happen if we let it continue unchecked [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

Featured Topic

[19]Steve Jobs's Legacy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/steve-jobss-legacy

The great man has retired. Here's what we should remember him for and what
  his departure means for Apple [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/steve-jobss-legacy

Reader Recommendations

@stacey_allan On Isherwood's birthday, revisiting a fantastic interview with
  his  partner  of  34 yrs, artist Don Bachardy: t.co/HiIlEwQ #browsings
  [21]#browsings [22]More like this
    Links:
      21. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/jesus’-son-by-denis-johnson

[24]Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/jesus’-son-by-denis-johnson

[25]Jim Shepard says: “What I love about Denis’s fiction is the way it’s
  populated by people who are marginal. His characters are like truants from
  life” [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jim-shepard-on-short-stories
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]Incredible Shade Illusion
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/incredible-shade-illusion

As  the  YouTube commenter says: "I'm reporting you to Mother Nature!"
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]Kevin Kelly, on progress
    Links:
      29. http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2011/04/techno_life_ski.php

"Technologies improve so fast, you should postpone getting anything until
    5 minutes before you need it"

[30]More quotes
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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